Yosemite Science Publication
Yosemite Science is an online resources management publication of Yosemite National Park’s Resources Management and Science Division and is published on an occasional basis and posted on Yosemite National Park’s website. The publication presents recent and ongoing research in natural and cultural resources, and social science. Content is reviewed for basic scientific soundness, clarity, and completeness but does not undergo anonymous peer review. Submissions are welcome from all investigators conducting formal research in Yosemite and the broader Sierra Nevada area. To submit article proposals or to contact the editor, e-mail the editor or write to the following address: Editor, Yosemite Science, P.O. Box 700, El Portal, CA 95318.
High-resolution Tools for Understanding Geologic Processes
Peregrine Falcon Recovery
Yosemite Bog-orchid: The Long Journey to Discovery
Climbing Cathedral Peak
What Makes a Vista Scenic?
Piecing Together the Past: Chinese Immigrants in Yosemite
Did You Know?
In Wawona and downstream, the South Fork Merced River provides habitat for a rare plant, the Sierra sweet bay (Myrica hartwegii). This special status shrub is found in only five Sierra Nevada counties. In Yosemite, it occurs exclusively on sand bars and river banks along the South Fork Merced River downstream from Wawona and on Big Creek.